It’s time for the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest!
- Stories should be for kids ages, 12 or under
- use a GIF to inspire your story
- use no more than 150 words (mine is exactly that)
- no illustration notes
How could I resist this GIF from giphy.com????
NEVER TRUST AN EA(S)TER LION
By Jilanne Hoffmann
It was time for the Easter Ballet, and Bunny was missing.
Backstage, Elephant yelled, “Who can dance Easter Bunny’s part?”
“Me!” said Cat. “Bunny’s toe shoes fit my paws.”
“I know Bunny’s steps!” said Pig. “I’ve got the best memory of everyone.”
“Really?” said Elephant.
“Of the dancers,” said Pig. “You’re the director.”
“My nose wiggles like Easter Bunny’s,” said Llama.
“I would be a diabolical Bunny!” Lion gnashed his terrible teeth. “And I could eat all of—”
Lion paused and picked his fangs with a claw.
Cat, Pig, and Llama shuddered.
“You can be Easter Bunny,” they whispered.
“YOU ATE EASTER BUNNY?!” yelled Elephant.
The stage door flew open.
“I can’t find my eggs!” cried Easter Bunny. “Lion sent me on a phoney egg hunt.”
“Fine.” Lion pulled a basket from beneath his mane. “I only ate one egg. Bunny ears look silly on me, anyway.”
And there you have it, folks! My GIF-inspired entry to celebrate spring! I hope you are all healthy!
17 thoughts on “Never Trust an Easter Lion – #SpringFlingKidlit”
Love this gif! And I’d love to see the Easter ballet starring all animals.
Yes! Nothing sweeter than a lion and llama pas de deux!
Good for Lion, I say! Anyone who steals the Easter eggs is my kind of guy! I loved the implied quizzical eyebrow when Elephant said “Really?” 😁
I almost wish Lion had gotten away with his egg heist. But I’m thrilled that you “saw” the eyebrow. Given that we can’t use illustration notes, we have to imply the action with very few words. Sometimes more successfully than others…
That silly lion… a phony Easter Egg Hunt!?!?! Genius idea. I wrote one, but I don’t think it was “springy” enough. But… the GIF sure did make me laugh so I call that a win, anyway!
Great entry for the contest!
Thank you! I like to write for these contests just for the fun of it. Call me self-entertaining, if you will, LOL. Will have to find your entry so I can smile at your story and GIF 😆
Very clever and lots of fun!
Thanks, Patricia! It was a treat to write a story based on a GIF. Glad you enjoyed it!
Having watched a PBS nature show on all types of rabbits the other evening, I can imagine each of these animals filling in for the Easter Bunny. Great story! Good luck in the contest!
Thanks, Patricia! Oooh, what was the show called?
Whew, glad that Lion didn’t eat the Easter Bunny. Eating the eggs, I understand. LOL! Fun story. Good luck!
Thanks, Nancy! Never turn your back on an Easter Lion. That’s my motto.
Ha! This is so funny. Love how you create such different character voices. And that gif is great!
Thank you! I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to write a story inspired by that gif, LOL.
What a conniving lion! He really wanted that part didn’t he? And what an adorable gif to go with your clever story! Thank you so much for entering the Spring Fling Kidlit Contest!
Thank you! And Thanks for organizing the whole thing! You rock!!
Aww it’s our pleasure 😍